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The best awful : a novel, Carrie Fisher

Label
The best awful : a novel
Title
The best awful
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Fisher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When we left Suzanne Vale at the end of Carrie Fisher's bestselling Postcards from the Edge, she had survived drug abuse, rehab, and Hollywood celebrity. The Best Awful takes Suzanne back to the edge with a new set of troubles--not the least of which is that her studio executive husband turned out to be gay and has left her for a man. Lonely for a man herself, Suzanne decides that her medication is cramping her style, and she goes off her meds--with disastrous results. The "manic" side of the illness convinces her it would be a good idea to get a tattoo, cut off her hair, and head to Mexico with a burly ex-con and a stash of OxyContin. As she wakes up in Tijuana, the "depressive" side kicks in, leading Suzanne through a series of surreal psychotic episodes before landing her in a mental hospital. With the help of her movie star mom, a circle of friends, and even her ex-husband, she begins the long journey back to sanity."--
Member of
Summary
A woman struggles to cope with a descent into psychosis and to make her way through a challenging stay in a psychiatric institution to build a new life for herself
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
From Amazon
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
071016
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisher, Carrie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Divorced women
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico)
  • Divorced women
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • California
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
Label
The best awful : a novel, Carrie Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published as: Best awful there is
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70864175
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780743269308
Lccn
2005270904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)70864175
Label
The best awful : a novel, Carrie Fisher
Publication
Note
Previously published as: Best awful there is
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70864175
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780743269308
Lccn
2005270904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)70864175

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